Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Extreme hot weather in Indonesia will occur in August-October 2023, and continue until early 2024.
According to predictions from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the hot weather will be due to the peak of the El Nino climate phenomenon.
As for a number of areas that will be quite badly affected due to El Nino, including central to southern Sumatra, southern Riau, Jambi, Lampung, Banten, to West Java.
Acting Deputy for Climatology at the BMKG Ardhasena Sopaheluwakan said these areas experienced quite severe El Nino conditions because they experienced very little rainfall which would have an impact on drought.
“So, these are areas that need to be watched out for from August to October 2023, most of Indonesia is south of the equator, the prediction will experience very little rain except for spots that have high topography,” said Ardhasena during the El Nino Anticipation Focus Group Discussion in PUPR Ministry Office, Jakarta, quoted Monday (21/8/2023)
He further said, there are several things that need to be watched out for from August to October 2023. With a fairly severe El Nino in these areas, he said, apart from being predicted to cause drought, it would also trigger crop failure in the agricultural sector.
For this reason, the BMKG asked the Ministry of Agriculture to make quick efforts. Moreover, according to him, there are many agricultural areas in West Java which are predicted to experience quite a severe El Nino impact.
“West Java has a lot of paddy fields, if they are affected by El Nino which is quite severe, then they have to take precautionary steps, such as managing rainwater, or harvesting rainwater like in Central Sulawesi.” he concluded.
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